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Printmaking for Kids: Recycle Household Objects for Fun Crafts

Recycle household objects for fun and easy kids crafts.

By MaryLea Harris |

Four Easy and Green Springtime Crafts


Printmaking and stamping is an enjoyable craft activity for children of all ages, and sometimes the best art and craft supplies are things found around your house. I love to take my own two daughters on scavenger hunts – and to the recycling bin – to find objects we can use in new and different ways. It’s a fun and crafty twist on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The following four spring art projects were inspired by one of these treasure hunts!

Note: Set up your crafting area in a place that will not stress you out to get a little messy – you will have a lot more fun creating with your children if you’re enjoying the process instead of worrying about the mess! Good locations to get messy could be the kitchen table (working on newsprint or an old vinyl tablecloth) or outside in the grass (nature’s drop cloth). – MaryLea Harris

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About MaryLea Harris


MaryLea Harris

MaryLea Harris is a former elementary art teacher and stay-at-home artist mama. She lives in Virginia with her husband, two daughters, and menagerie of pets. She writes the Pink and Green Mama blog where you can find crafty ideas and see what kind of artsy messes she's been making with her kids.

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One thought on “Printmaking for Kids: Recycle Household Objects for Fun Crafts

  1. Jen says:

    great article!

    Creative and Curious Kids!

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